12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 May 2023 on Porthminster Beach

12 - 14 MAY 2023

ON PORTHMINSTER BEACH

Community Tent Talks

The League of Friends of the former Edward Hain Memorial Hospital are leading a community effort to establish a new health and well-being centre for the people and parish of St Ives, to be called The Edward Hain Centre. The intention is for the Centre to be in the now-closed hospital building in Albany Terrace. The hospital was founded in 1920 in memory of Captain Edward Hain, who was killed in WW1. It served St. Ives for 100 before being closed by the NHS. Join our campaign to buy the building and preserve this legacy for St. Ives! Find out more about the Edward Hain Community Project in the Community Tent at St Ives Food & Drink Festival with…
  • Teas and refreshments to buy
  • 10-minute Iyengar yoga “taster” sessions throughout the day on Saturday
  • A display of the gorgeous quilt made by the ladies of Pins and Needles, which will be raffled to raise funds
  • A display board from St. Ives Archives about the former hospital…and more!

Drop by to speak to them, ask questions, and learn about the events they have planned to raise funds for the new Edward Hain Centre of Health & Wellbeing in St. Ives!

TALK - Lynne Isaacs from the Edward Hain Community Project

Lynne Isaacs, Secretary of the League of Friends of the Edward Hain hospital will be detailing the community vision to buy the now redundant hospital and turn it into a Health & Wellbeing Centre for the St Ives community thus fulfilling the original intention of the Hain family when they provided this building as a hospital back in the 1920’s.

TALK - Lynne Isaacs from the Edward Hain Community Project

Lynne Isaacs, Secretary of the League of Friends of the Edward Hain hospital will be detailing the community vision to buy the now redundant hospital and turn it into a Health & Wellbeing Centre for the St Ives community thus fulfilling the original intention of the Hain family when they provided this building as a hospital back in the 1920’s.

TALK - Lynne Isaacs from the Edward Hain Community Project

Lynne Isaacs, Secretary of the League of Friends of the Edward Hain hospital will be detailing the community vision to buy the now redundant hospital and turn it into a Health & Wellbeing Centre for the St Ives community thus fulfilling the original intention of the Hain family when they provided this building as a hospital back in the 1920’s.

TALK - Happy Cows with Rachel Knowles from Trink Dairy

Trink Dairy is a family run dairy farm in the hills above St Ives, West Cornwall.  It is run by husband and wife team, Chris and Rachel Knowles.  They met at Seale Hayne Agricultural college 30 years ago and Chris manages the cows and Rachel the dairy!

Rachel and Chris will join us in the Community Tent on Saturday with tales from the fields.  Their herd of Friesian Jersey cross cows graze the lush green pastures for 9 months each year making their milk of a consequently very high quality.  It is handled gently and simply pasteurised to supply local cafes and farm shops with a fresh and wholesome product.  There is also a vending machine available 24/7 at the farm offering their award-winning milk as well as other local products.  Visitors are welcome to come and watch the cows being milked. 

Follow Trink Dairy on social media for updates.

TALK - Happy Cows with Rachel Knowles from Trink Dairy

Trink Dairy is a family run dairy farm in the hills above St Ives, West Cornwall.  It is run by husband and wife team, Chris and Rachel Knowles.  They met at Seale Hayne Agricultural college 30 years ago and Chris manages the cows and Rachel the dairy!

Rachel and Chris will join us in the Community Tent on Saturday with tales from the fields.  Their herd of Friesian Jersey cross cows graze the lush green pastures for 9 months each year making their milk of a consequently very high quality.  It is handled gently and simply pasteurised to supply local cafes and farm shops with a fresh and wholesome product.  There is also a vending machine available 24/7 at the farm offering their award-winning milk as well as other local products.  Visitors are welcome to come and watch the cows being milked. 

Follow Trink Dairy on social media for updates.

TALK - Happy Cows with Rachel Knowles from Trink Dairy

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Trink Dairy is a family run dairy farm in the hills above St Ives, West Cornwall.  It is run by husband and wife team, Chris and Rachel Knowles.  They met at Seale Hayne Agricultural college 30 years ago and Chris manages the cows and Rachel the dairy!

Rachel and Chris will join us in the Community Tent on Saturday with tales from the fields.  Their herd of Friesian Jersey cross cows graze the lush green pastures for 9 months each year making their milk of a consequently very high quality.  It is handled gently and simply pasteurised to supply local cafes and farm shops with a fresh and wholesome product.  There is also a vending machine available 24/7 at the farm offering their award-winning milk as well as other local products.  Visitors are welcome to come and watch the cows being milked. 

Follow Trink Dairy on social media for updates.

TALK - Eating for the Planet, Soil carbon capture and the Soil Gut link

Holly from Regenerative Food & Farming (St Just) will be joining the Community Orchard Tent with a general talk around eating for the climate, soil carbon sequestration and how the microbes in soil link to the microbes in our gut.  Also part of sustainablefoodcornwall.co.uk and director at bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk, Holly set up gleaningcornwall.org.uk in — as a way to better support both community and regeneration of land and people.

TALK - Eating for the Planet, Soil carbon capture and the Soil Gut link

Holly from Regenerative Food & Farming (St Just) will be joining the Community Orchard Tent with a general talk around eating for the climate, soil carbon sequestration and how the microbes in soil link to the microbes in our gut.  Also part of sustainablefoodcornwall.co.uk and director at bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk, Holly set up gleaningcornwall.org.uk in — as a way to better support both community and regeneration of land and people.

TALK - Eating for the Planet, Soil carbon capture and the Soil Gut link

Holly from Regenerative Food & Farming (St Just) will be joining the Community Orchard Tent with a general talk around eating for the climate, soil carbon sequestration and how the microbes in soil link to the microbes in our gut.  Also part of sustainablefoodcornwall.co.uk and director at bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk, Holly set up gleaningcornwall.org.uk in — as a way to better support both community and regeneration of land and people.

TALK - Dining Upon Water with Blue River Table

Blue River Table is the creation of Charlotte Whyte and Jess Harris who set out on a journey to develop something that incorporated their love of the local waterways, traditional boats and an exploration of fresh food and delicious flavours.

‘Tethra’ is a 36 ft long traditional Cornish fishing boat, originally built in Looe in 1971 by Curtis and Pape to longline for mackerel and possibly even shark around the local area. She worked up until the late 80’s and eventually made her way up to Chichester where Charlotte and Jess came to find her.

An extensive rebuild meant a fantastic blank canvas to create the perfect dining space whilst keeping as much of the original character and aesthetic as possible.

For this talk, Charlotte and Jess will be discussing the restoration of Tethra and her reincarnation into a restaurant boat.  With their shared love for food and boats, they’ll be chatting about the inspiration and method behind creating their onboard menus, while sharing the challenges and joys of cooking in a small boat galley.

TALK - Dining Upon Water with Blue River Table

Blue River Table is the creation of Charlotte Whyte and Jess Harris who set out on a journey to develop something that incorporated their love of the local waterways, traditional boats and an exploration of fresh food and delicious flavours.

‘Tethra’ is a 36 ft long traditional Cornish fishing boat, originally built in Looe in 1971 by Curtis and Pape to longline for mackerel and possibly even shark around the local area. She worked up until the late 80’s and eventually made her way up to Chichester where Charlotte and Jess came to find her.

An extensive rebuild meant a fantastic blank canvas to create the perfect dining space whilst keeping as much of the original character and aesthetic as possible.

For this talk, Charlotte and Jess will be discussing the restoration of Tethra and her reincarnation into a restaurant boat.  With their shared love for food and boats, they’ll be chatting about the inspiration and method behind creating their onboard menus, while sharing the challenges and joys of cooking in a small boat galley.

TALK - Dining Upon Water with Blue River Table

Blue River Table is the creation of Charlotte Whyte and Jess Harris who set out on a journey to develop something that incorporated their love of the local waterways, traditional boats and an exploration of fresh food and delicious flavours.

‘Tethra’ is a 36 ft long traditional Cornish fishing boat, originally built in Looe in 1971 by Curtis and Pape to longline for mackerel and possibly even shark around the local area. She worked up until the late 80’s and eventually made her way up to Chichester where Charlotte and Jess came to find her.

An extensive rebuild meant a fantastic blank canvas to create the perfect dining space whilst keeping as much of the original character and aesthetic as possible.

For this talk, Charlotte and Jess will be discussing the restoration of Tethra and her reincarnation into a restaurant boat.  With their shared love for food and boats, they’ll be chatting about the inspiration and method behind creating their onboard menus, while sharing the challenges and joys of cooking in a small boat galley.

TALK - Forgotten Fish with Rich Adams from Argoe Restaurant

Rich Adams is a restaurateur, chef, and nose to tail fish advocate passionate about all things fishing. A lifetime spent around the industry, and years of food obsessed travel have sparked a curiosity for exploring new ideas in this very traditional world.

At his restaurant, Argoe, in Newlyn, and artisan fish wholesaler, Forgotten Fish, he continues to look for new ways that we can lessen the impact of our fish consumption, whilst also supporting the industry to make those changes.

TALK - Forgotten Fish with Rich Adams from Argoe Restaurant

Rich Adams is a restaurateur, chef, and nose to tail fish advocate passionate about all things fishing. A lifetime spent around the industry, and years of food obsessed travel have sparked a curiosity for exploring new ideas in this very traditional world.

At his restaurant, Argoe, in Newlyn, and artisan fish wholesaler, Forgotten Fish, he continues to look for new ways that we can lessen the impact of our fish consumption, whilst also supporting the industry to make those changes.

TALK - Forgotten Fish with Rich Adams from Argoe Restaurant

Rich Adams is a restaurateur, chef, and nose to tail fish advocate passionate about all things fishing. A lifetime spent around the industry, and years of food obsessed travel have sparked a curiosity for exploring new ideas in this very traditional world.

At his restaurant, Argoe, in Newlyn, and artisan fish wholesaler, Forgotten Fish, he continues to look for new ways that we can lessen the impact of our fish consumption, whilst also supporting the industry to make those changes.

TALK - Howl & Loer - Botanical Spirit Production

Howl & Loer, Sun & moon in Cornish, is a craft distillery based In St Ives producing innovative botanical spirits that reflect the local landscape from homegrown & foraged herbs & spices. In this talk they will be sharing their knowledge of botanical spirits from the garden, homegrown herbs & sustainability in the spirits industry with some tasters thrown in for good measure!

TALK - Howl & Loer - Botanical Spirit Production

Howl & Loer, Sun & moon in Cornish, is a craft distillery based In St Ives producing innovative botanical spirits that reflect the local landscape from homegrown & foraged herbs & spices. In this talk they will be sharing their knowledge of botanical spirits from the garden, homegrown herbs & sustainability in the spirits industry with some tasters thrown in for good measure!

TALK - Howl & Loer - Botanical Spirit Production

Howl & Loer, Sun & moon in Cornish, is a craft distillery based In St Ives producing innovative botanical spirits that reflect the local landscape from homegrown & foraged herbs & spices. In this talk they will be sharing their knowledge of botanical spirits from the garden, homegrown herbs & sustainability in the spirits industry with some tasters thrown in for good measure!